SN: With this election being so divisive, how has that been for you, in the locker room and in your life in general? Spencer Hawes: I still — I didn’t endorse anybody in the primary, I still haven’t endorsed anybody. Safe to say I will not be endorsing anybody. But it’s frustrating. It’s frustrating when you look at both sides. We’ve had eight years to get two candidates together to try to move forward and try to improve on things, and we literally picked the two people that could only lose to each other. That’s who we have running in our general election to be president of the United States. It’s pretty disgusting.
SN: One of the interesting twists this year is that the best player in the NBA came right out and said, “Vote for Hillary.” Did that feel uncomfortable to you? Spencer Hawes: No, I like it. Obviously, I don’t agree with LeBron there. And that’s fine. But the ability to not agree and put that in one compartment and not judge someone’s entire character based on how they view the world or what their political beliefs are, that’s what makes us great. So yeah, I disagree with LeBron. I would love to have a discussion with him or anybody that wants to talk about it. But at the end of the day, there’s two parties, there’s two ways of doing things. Each one has been in power many times over again, and we’re still where we are.